The Botanic Garden is largely accessible without steps or stairs, with the exception of some heritage features such as the Rock Garden and the British Wild Plants area.

Path surfaces are mostly gravel, and there are large stretches of lawn. Sloped paving ramps allow access from the paths to the lawn areas. There are benches at regular intervals around the Garden, and wheelchair accessible picnic tables in the picnic areas (save near the Rock Garden).

General Accessibility Information
The Glasshouse Range is fitted with automatically opening doors at both main entrances/exits, and wheelchair turning circles are found in the Mountains display in the Alpine House and in the Life Before Flowers house. Please note however that the Glasshouse Range is a heritage feature whose paths are unable to be widened, and has corridors with foliage alongside.

The Brookside Gate is fitted with a low-level counter and an induction loop.

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome in the Botanic Garden, although no other dogs are allowed.

Electric scooters and manual wheelchairs
These are available to borrow free of charge from both the Brookside Gate and the Station Road Gate. We only have a few scooters/wheelchairs, so to ensure availability for your visit we advise pre-booking in advance during Monday-Friday office hours (9am-1pm / 2-4.30pm) by telephone on 01223 336265, or by email at

When contacting us, please let us know what time you would like to collect the scooter/wheelchair, approximately how long you may stay in the Garden using it and which gate you wish to pick it up from. Please also include a contact telephone number for the user, in case of need.

Please note reservations are not finalised until you have received confirmation from us.

We have recently upgraded the tyres on our manual wheelchairs with a view to improving their usability on our gravel paths.

Accessible Toilets
There are accessible toilets at the Glasshouses, the Brookside Gate and the Café (one in each location).

Parking/access by vehicle
There is no public car park at the Garden and on-street council-provided parking in the area can be difficult. It is advisable to take a taxi or the Trumpington Park & Ride bus service, that drops off right at the Brookside Gate. Please note there is no easy place to park or drop off at the Station Road Gate.